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MYHOST/User semi-not-exist on my computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by robome, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. robome

    robome Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2007

    I installed Win XP (Professional 2002 SP2) the first time a week ago. Had Win 2000 before and no trouble with the security and user management settings there. But now on XP there's something mysterious is going on.

    In the security tabs "Group or user names" list and the Owner tab of the Properties dialog a.s.o I can see myself "Rolf Beyer (MARKII\Rolf)", "Users (MARKII\Users)" and "Administrators (MARKII/Administrators)" listed.
    But I'm unable to add such users to any security related stuff by using the "Select Users or Groups" dialog. Entering e.g. my user name (MARKII\Rolf) as object name results in an error saying that such an object doesn't exist and I should check object types and path.
    Finding users using the advanced dialog via "Find now" lists me several names like "Authenticated Users" or "Everyone" but not mine, not Users or Administators. To be exact all that are listed have a blank folder column. "From this location" in mentioned dialog is always "MARKII" since nothing else is selectable.

    MARKII is the computers name, I'm in no domain.

    Does this make any sense to you? Can anyone help me?

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